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Goodbye Kira

I owe her this post. Kira has been part of our family for almost 15 years, now that she's gone there's a strange emptiness in the house. She has always been there, waiting for you, looking at you with her hazel eyes, a soft adoring look. She filled the corners…

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New year, new life project

On the first day of the new year I took a walk around the house, smelling the fresh air blowing gently over the hills. It was the first day of my new life. From January 1, 2012, in fact, I am no longer an employee with a relatively safe job,…

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Happy New year and connect the dots

My wish for 2012 is to connect the dots. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college, but it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking…

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Fresh eggs!

Four of the freshest eggs of the day: this is what I came home with last week from a visit to an agriturimo near Siena, where we are organizing cooking classes for tourists. Smooth to the touch, of a pinky-white and innocent colour, they were the freshest eggs in my…

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